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Yesterday Andrew McGill posted the message below on the Gauteng Linux User Group mailing list. Because he is not blogging I’m doing it for him. What he is describing is one of the biggest frustrations people have with so called … Continue reading
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Cat-like Robot Runs Like the Wind
DeviceGuru writes "Researchers at the Biorob lab at Switzerland's École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), have announced a cat-like robot that is claimed to be the fastest quadruped robot under 30 kilograms. The Cheetah-cub Robot, which runs real-time Xenomai Linux on an x86-based RoBoard robot control board, mimics the biomechanics of a cat to increase the speed and stability of it quadroped legs, helping it achieve speeds of 1.42m/s. The goal of the still-early-stage project is to encourage research in biomechanics, with an aim toward building faster robots for search and rescue, or ground exploration. More info is available on EPFL's Cheetah page." more....
Tectonic is sadly no more. The links below are to its archive of the last posts to Tectonic. [ad#468banner] more....
Anyone that runs a mail server very quickly learns how to fight spam if he wants to do his job properly. It is also one of the favourite pastimes of the clueless to think up stupid ways to fight spam. … Continue reading
- Windows Vista: Run away as fast as you can.
- Openldap: The system with zero documentation. Unfortunately it is pretty much the only ldap server available if you use an “open source” system. Try upgrade this sorry excuse for a database system, and find yourself without useful data very soon.
- Opensuse 10.3: Is there any reason for the online update system to be as slow as trying to run through molten tar?
- Exchange 2003: Somewhat useful office memo system that people buy to run e-mail. Mere mortals like me simply cannot get this beast to be standards compliant, so you end up installing a “gateway” e-mail server ( postfix, sendmail or exim) to handle mail to and from internet.